At Wigton Moor, we believe a high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire our pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past by bringing it to life in exciting ways. Teaching at Wigton Moor aims to equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
- know the chronological narrative for how people’s lives have shaped this nation.
- know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world
- understand abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
- understand historical concepts such as similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections
- understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims
- gain historical perspective by placing their knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between periods in history